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Upgrading Versus Updating Dynamics 365 & Power Apps Solutions

Upgrade versus update. What's the difference?

We now have the option of either upgrading a solution or updating a solution when we import solutions into environments.

An upgrade involves replacing an existing solution with a new version. Updates, on the other hand, are designed to add components and update existing components. Updates are what we used to have when we did not have a choice of doing an upgrade or an update. It's the old way things were done.

Why do an upgrade then?

If you delete an entities or fields, an upgrade means the deleted components will no longer exist in the environment you are importing the solution into. In the old way of doing things, deletes never occurred when you moved a solution into a new environment. With an upgrade, you are doing a full removal of the old solution and replacing with the new solution.

When should you choose an update?

Well, if no components were deleted in your solution you may opt for an update. The update of your imported solution will occur faster than an upgrade because only the changes are imported. Theoretically you do not have to do an entire regression test because you only need to test those items impacted by your changes.

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About Purely CRM

For close to a decade our Purely CRM team has been laser-like focused on delivering CRM solutions built solely on Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM, combined with Power Apps and the Microsoft Power Platform. We’ve expanded our team immensely in the past years to help better serve our clients and partners. Most recently we merged with Endeavour Solutions, a top Microsoft ERP, CRM, and Cloud consulting firm to further expand our talented team of CRM consultants.

Our core focus is on large mid-market and enterprise CRM Design & Development projects, Staff Augmentation, and CRM Support. When needed we can also tap upon our peers at Endeavour for Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP to provide an All-in-One Cloud ERP-CRM.  We provide services to clients Coast to Coast across the United States and Canada. We do not use resources overseas.

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